What Causes Mould in Bathrooms?

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Damp and mould are some of the most common problems in domestic bathrooms. They’re also the most frustrating. Usually found in your grouting or around the bottom of your taps, patches of mould can seem to pop up no matter how often you clean. So, what causes mould in bathrooms? And how can you solve the problem?

If you’re battling bathroom mould, read on to discover what could be behind this unsightly – and potentially unhealthy – issue.

1. Poor ventilation

Unfortunately, many bathrooms provide the perfect environment that mould needs to thrive – damp, dark, and poorly ventilated. When you take a shower or bath with the door closed, you’re trapping all of the condensation inside the room. This condensation then settles on your surfaces, where it eventually leads to the development of mould.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by installing an extractor fan in your bathroom. If you can’t have one installed, consider mounting a battery-powered fan near an open window. This will help the air to circulate, dissipating condensation so it can’t become a breeding ground for mould.

2. Excess moisture

It’s obviously impossible to keep your bathroom completely dry. But by allowing excess moisture to sit around, you’re hugely increasing your chance of mould. As well as encouraging air to circulate, it’s important to keep your bathroom as dry as possible in between baths or showers.

If you have tile or vinyl flooring, make sure you lay down thick bath mats to absorb any spilled water. It’s also a smart idea to wipe down your surfaces regularly with a microfibre cloth, ideally after every shower. This will help to mop up excess moisture, preventing it from settling into cracks where mould could thrive.

3. Your grouting has cracked

Many people find that their grouting can easily become a mould hotspot. This is particularly true if your grouting has started to crack, as moisture can find its way through the gaps and cause mould to grow in the crevices between your tiles.

Although you can remove surface discolouration, it’s almost impossible to get rid of the mould completely because your grouting is porous. If your once-white grouting is showing clear signs of mildew, it may be time to regrout your bathroom – but be aware you may find yourself in the same situation a few years down the line.

For a permanent solution, why not switch to PVC bathroom panels? Available in a range of impressive finishes, panels are 100% waterproof and easy to wipe down – meaning mould has no chance of getting through the cracks.

Instead of grouting, all that’s needed to fix our panels is a thin bead of silicone in between each sheet. This will create a water-tight seal, helping to protect your underlying wall from the effects of excess moisture.

Find your perfect bathroom wall panels

Ready to say goodbye to grouting mould for good? Browse our full collection of bathroom and shower panels or give us a call on 01709 329117 to find out more.

 

How to Choose the Right Finishing Trim for Your Bathroom

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So, you’ve chosen your PVC bathroom wall panels. The next step is to find the perfect finishing trim to go with them – but with so many to choose from, how can you make sure you’re buying the right fixtures for your requirements?

At Igloo Surfaces, you can find the following trims:

  • Two-part edge trims
  • Internal corner trims
  • External corner trims
  • Two-part joint strips
  • Cladseal base trims
  • Wall and ceiling centre joint trims
  • Wall and ceiling cornices

The number and type of finishing trims you’ll need will depend on various factors. In this blog post, we’ll explain everything you’ll need to consider in order to choose the right finishing trim for your bathroom.

1. What shape and size is your bathroom?

The shape of your bathroom is the main deciding factor when it comes to choosing your finishing trims. If your bathroom is a neat square or rectangle, this will make your job a lot easier – you’ll need four corner trims and then enough straight, external trims to cover the rest of the perimeter.

To work this out, measure the perimeter of your bathroom and divide this number by the length of the finishing trim you’re considering. At Igloo Surfaces, most of our trims measure between 2400 and 2500 mm.

If your bathroom is an unconventional shape, you’ll need to count the number of corners in your room and purchase your corner trims accordingly.

2. Do your chosen wall panels reach your ceiling?

Although your PVC wall panels should reach your ceiling (you may have to cut them to size), you’ll still need to purchase enough ceiling trims to cover the top of each panel. Not only will this ensure a professional finish, but it will also provide a clean edge, helping to seal the gap and prevent moisture from seeping through to the wall beneath.

If your bathroom has a particularly high ceiling, bear in mind that you may need to add additional panel strips in order to cover your wall completely.

3. What style do you want to create?

Practicality isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing your finishing trims. The look of your trims can transform the whole feel of your bathroom, either seamlessly complementing your panels or detracting from them completely.

At Igloo Surfaces, we stock edgings and trims in a wide array of colours. Whether your bathroom panels are an elegant grey, warm beige, or bold blue, we’ve made it easy to find the trim that matches perfectly. Alternatively, opt for classic white trims. These can frame your panels and help your chosen design stand out.

Find your perfect finishing trims today

If you’re looking for inspiration, discover our full collection of edging, trims, and adhesives. Whatever the shape, size, and style of your bathroom, you’ll find everything you need to create your perfect finishing touches today.

Need help choosing your trims? Give us a call on 01709 329117 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

How to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

How to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

According to MyBuilder.com, the average price of redoing a bathroom can be as high as £7,400. While there’s no point in scrimping on quality, we don’t believe you need to pay thousands and thousands of pounds to create your dream bathroom.

From design hacks to DIY tips, there are ways to cut costs (but not corners) when tackling a renovation. In this blog post, we’ll explain how you can renovate your bathroom on a budget – with truly beautiful results.

1. Use bathroom wall panels

Getting your bathroom professionally tiled can be an expensive process. Not only do you need to factor in the cost of the tiles themselves, but also the cost of the labour to have them installed. This can quickly add up, especially if your bathroom is on the bigger side.

Bathroom wall panels are an attractive and cost-effective alternative. Whether you’re after sleek marble, subtle sparkles, or a bold photograph design, there are plenty of options to explore at Igloo Surfaces.

100% waterproof and boasting a 10-year guarantee, these practical panels are the perfect way to achieve a luxurious look without paying over the odds. Even better, they’re easy to install yourself – we promise. That means you won’t have to pay someone else to fit them.

2. Reuse and recycle

‘Out with the old, in with the new’. When renovating, it can be tempting to fall into this trap. But if your existing bathroom contains elements that could be reused, you may as well be washing money down your (brand new) sink.

Instead of ripping out your functional bath and replacing it with a new one, for example, consider just changing the fixtures. Statement taps can transform the feel of your bathroom and are much more economical than a whole new tub. Or if you want to enhance the look of your shower, try fitting an all-in-one shower panel kit. This can create the appearance of a brand-new unit for a fraction of the cost!

3. Change your lighting

Almost nothing will make a bathroom look dingier than bad lighting. High-quality LED lights don’t have to be expensive and are a simple way to update your style. Search for bulbs that can be housed in your ceiling panels or go for Hollywood glam with a lit mirror.

Because they don’t usually have large windows, bathrooms are typically the darkest room in the house. If you’ve been making do with inadequate lighting, you may be surprised at how big a difference new bulbs can make. The right lights will instantly make anywhere look clean and modern, and by placing them strategically in your bathroom, you can really freshen up your home.

Find your perfect bathroom wall panels

Whatever your dream bathroom looks like, Igloo Surfaces can help you turn it into a reality. Discover our full collection of bathroom and shower panels today.

Got questions about our panels? Give us a call on 01709 329117! A member of our team will be more than happy to help.

4 Bathroom Design Trends for 2021

4 Bathroom Design Trends for 2021

Are you considering revamping your bathroom but don’t know where to start? Finding the right style for your bathroom can be tricky, especially if you’re not sure which materials are best for your walls and floor.

From paint to decorative panels, there are lots of options out there. To help you find your perfect décor, we’ve put together a list of the top bathroom design trends for 2021. We can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year than with a brand-new bathroom that would look at home in a magazine!

  1. Geometric patterns

Sleek but certainly not boring, geometric patterns will be one of 2021’s hottest bathroom design trends. Ranging from the regular rectangles of our Carrara décor tile effect panel to patterns that feature contrasting sizes and shapes, this trend is a great way to add interest to your walls without adding an overwhelming design.

  1. Go bold with a feature wall

Feature walls have found their way into every room of the house – and our bathrooms are no exception. A feature wall is a different colour or design from the rest of the room, creating a stand-out look that enhances the rest of your décor.

This could be as simple as painting one wall a striking shade. However, why not explore our range of stunning scenic panels, such as a waterfall? The ideal way to bring a touch of the exotic to the everyday, our hardwearing panels will transport you to your dream destination while protecting your walls from damage.

  1. Natural finishes and textures

We all like to feel close to nature. Its soothing properties are especially relaxing in a bathroom, so it’s no surprise that natural finishes are one of the biggest bathroom trends for 2021.

Marble, travertine, copper – at Igloo Surfaces, many of our wall panels have been inspired by the natural world. We’ve chosen shades and finishes that complement any style, combining the natural beauty of stone with the practicality (and affordability) of PVC.

  1. Industrial inspiration

If you prefer a more urban look, the good news is that industrial finishes are also a top trend for 2021. Think exposed lighting, grey tones, and upcycled hardware.

Our grey concrete wall panel is the perfect way to introduce the industrial trend to your bathroom. Basically as hardwearing as the real thing, these panels are beautifully textured with a wonderful variety of grey tones that is sure to add depth to your décor.

Find your perfect bathroom wall panels

Whether you prefer to follow the trends or set them, Igloo Surfaces can provide the bathroom wall panels to help you achieve the best results. Our range includes a wide variety of colours, styles, and textures – all of which will keep your walls safe and dry beneath.

100% waterproof and easy to clean with a damp cloth, our complete range of bathroom and shower panels are just waiting to be explored. If you would like to find out more about our collections, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01709 329117.

 

 

Choosing the Best Material for Bathroom Floors

Choosing the Best Material for Bathroom Floors

If you’re redecorating your bathroom, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is what material you want for your floor. The days of carpeting our bathroom floors may (thankfully) be gone, but that doesn’t make your decision much easier. From sleek vinyl flooring to wood, stone and tiles, there are lots of different options on the market. So how can you choose the best material for you?

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through some of the most popular materials for bathroom floors to help you discover the perfect one for your home.

What are the most popular materials for bathroom floors?

The most popular materials for bathroom floors are:

  • Tiling, usually porcelain or ceramic
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Stone or polished concrete
  • Engineered wood (this is made up of several layers to make it suitable for damp environments such as your bathroom)

How can you choose the right material for you?

The right choice of bathroom material for you will ultimately depend on three factors:

  • Your family lifestyle
  • Your personal style
  • Your budget.

For example, engineered wood might look beautiful, but it won’t be the best material for you if you have young children who splash in the bath or an elderly relative who could slip over when it’s wet. It can also be very expensive.

Another key factor to consider is your home heating system. Ceramic tiles, stone, or concrete can become incredibly cold if you don’t have underfloor heating. This can make trips to the bathroom in winter feel a little icy!

Why choose vinyl flooring for your bathroom?

At Igloo Surfaces, we believe the best – and most versatile – material for your bathroom floor is vinyl. This flooring promises a high-quality finish with none of the fuss required to fit tiling, wood, or stone.

Vinyl is suitable for every style

Do you want a natural oak finish without having to worry about the cost of fitting (and maintaining) engineered wood? Our collection of vinyl flooring contains something to suit every style. With an appearance that looks as good as the real thing, our wood and copper slate effect floors are the perfect way to achieve a natural finish without any of the drawbacks associated with the genuine materials.

If you prefer a bolder style, why not check out our simplex black sparkle vinyl flooring? The sister of our best-selling sparkle wall panels, this floor is sure to add shine to any bathroom.

Vinyl is safe and comfortable

Our vinyl flooring has a high level of slip resistance, making it ideally suited to high-traffic areas. Vinyl is also much softer and warmer underfoot than natural alternatives.

Vinyl is cost-effect and hardwearing

At Igloo Surfaces, we’re proud to offer a 10-20 year guarantee on our vinyl flooring products. This long-lasting and cost-effective material can be a great investment, enduring a decade of wear and tear.

Vinyl is also water-resistant and couldn’t be easier to clean. Simply wipe your bathroom floors down with a wet, soapy cloth.

Find your perfect bathroom flooring today

Whatever your personal style, we have the vinyl flooring to complement it at Igloo Surfaces. Discover our full collection today to find the perfect style for your home.

If you have any questions about our flooring, give us a call on 01709 329117. A member of our team will be happy to help.

 

Do Bathroom Walls Have To Be Tiled?

Do Bathroom Walls Have To Be Tiled?

Tiles have long been the traditional choice for bathrooms in Britain. Hardwearing and versatile, tiles provide a beautiful finish while protecting the wall beneath from damp. But when it comes to decorating your bathroom, they aren’t the only choice out there.

Did you know that PVC wall panels are a cost-effective alternative to tiles? Not only are they much more affordable (and simple) to install, but they are also 100% waterproof and can be much easier to clean.

In this post, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of using tiles in your bathroom. Whether you’re replacing old tiling or decorating a room from scratch, we’ll help you decide whether tiles or wall panels are the perfect choice for you.

What are the advantages of using tiles?

It’s easy to see why tiles have been such an enduringly popular choice in our bathrooms. From their appearance to their practicality, there are many advantages to bathroom tiles. These include:

  • It’s relatively straightforward to fit tiles (or replace individual ones) yourself. This is thanks to their small size, which means you don’t need anyone else to help you lift them.
  • Tiles are typically made from materials such as ceramic or stone. Because these don’t contain plastic, they can be less damaging to the environment.
  • You can mix and match tiles to create your dream effect.

What are the disadvantages of using tiles?

If you’re wondering ‘do bathroom walls have to be tiled’, the answer is a resounding no. Although tiles are a popular choice, they aren’t suitable for everyone due to these key disadvantages:

  • Tiles might be straightforward to fit, however, the process of applying and removing tiles can be laborious. This means it’s difficult to redecorate if you fancy refurbishing your bathroom further down the line.
  • The grouting between tiles is incredibly hard to clean and can be breeding grounds for mould when your bathroom is damp.
  • Tiles can be very expensive!

Why choose PVC wall panels instead of tiles?

From decorative panels to sleek, block-colour shades, there are a range of wall panels to suit every style and budget. PVC panels combine fuss-free application with a beautiful finish. Here are the main reasons why you could consider choosing them for your home:

  • To clean our panels, simply wipe them down with a soapy cloth. (No masses of grouting to get dirty here).
  • Panels are incredible hardwearing thanks to the PVC. At Igloo Surfaces, our products even come with a 10 year guarantee for complete peace of mind.
  • Don’t want your panels that long? They are simple to remove and apply, meaning you can change up the look of your bathroom as often as you like, whether you want classy black marble or a rustic wood effect.
  • PVC panels are 100% waterproof. Your panels are designed to overlap when you apply them, meaning there are no spaces for water to creep through.
  • Already got tiles in your bathroom? You can fit your new PVC panels on top, with no need to go to the hassle of removing the tiles first.

Find your perfect PVC wall panels today

If you’re ready to make the switch from tiles to PVC panels, we’re here for you. At Igloo Surfaces, we stock a wide range bathroom and shower panels that will help you achieve your dream style.

Discover our complete range of PVC wall panels today. Or contact our team on 01709 329117 for answers to any of your questions.

5 Myths About Bathroom Wall Panels You Should Stop Believing

5 Myths About Bathroom Wall Panels You Should Stop Believing

British homes traditionally feature tiling in their bathrooms. However, there are simpler and more cost-effective ways to upgrade your bathroom décor. That’s where PVC wall panels come in, but for many people, they’re still a relatively new concept.

The problem with this lesser-known option is that there are several misconceptions out there that can put people off. With that in mind, this post will dispel five myths about bathroom wall panels, to help you decide what’s best for your home.

1. “Wall panels will look cheap and won’t leave a nice finish”

Unfortunately, not all wall panels on the market boast the same quality as ours and some no doubt lack visual appeal. However, at Igloo Surfaces, our PVC wall panels are made from high-quality materials and are available in a range of designs and colours to suit every taste.

Our high-gloss panels mimic high-end back painted glass and our mock marble tiling creates a natural stone effect for a fraction of the cost. Better yet, as PVC panels require minimal grout, there’s far less chance of mould or discolouration over time!

2. “PVC panels are only for commercial settings”

Bathroom wall panelling is certainly a popular choice in commercial settings as it’s affordable and large areas can be covered in little time. However, as a low-maintenance, budget-friendly option which comes in a variety of styles, it’s becoming increasingly popular in domestic households too.

3. “They won’t last as long as tiling”

Tiling can sometimes win in terms of longevity. However, that only comes with regular maintenance and re-grouting to keep them looking good. Plus, a spotless finish really calls for a professional and installation isn’t cheap – at least £50 per square metre on average.

Instead, wall panels are a more economical, hard-wearing and fully waterproof option. Lightweight yet tough, we’re so confident in our panels that we guarantee them for at least 10 years.

4. “Wall panels aren’t customisable – they won’t fit my space”

Our bathroom wall panels are very versatile and are designed with standard UK ceiling heights in mind. They can be used in showers, as bath surrounds and to create striking feature walls.  Our Arctic Infinity Range offers the most flexibility, with each design available in either 1, 2 and 3 panels, which can be cut to bespoke measurements to suit your needs.

5. “But you need specialist tools to install them…”

Actually, wall panelling is one of the few parts of a new bathroom that can be installed by your average DIYer and is a great way to keep costs down. You’ll only need a few tools and materials to install the panels, many of which are included in our handy all-in-one shower kit.

What’s more, as panels can be attached to existing tiling, you can revamp your bathroom without a messy removal process. Watch our useful how-to videos or read our simple step-by-step guide to learn how to install your new bathroom wall panels with ease.

Find your perfect bathroom wall panels

Time to stop listening to the myths and put bathroom wall panels to the test. At Igloo Surfaces, we offer a vast array of stunning wall panels for your bathroom, all water-resistant, low-maintenance and highly durable.

Take a look at our full range of bathroom wall panels online, or contact our team for more information on 01709 329117.

 

Small Cloakroom Toilet Ideas

Small Cloakroom Toilet Ideas

While the downstairs toilet may not be used very often, that doesn’t mean you should neglect it. As a room mostly used by visitors, it can leave a lasting impression on your guests. It’s also the perfect space for trying out a different style before using it in the rest your home – so why not make the most of it?

Read on as we look at a few small cloakroom toilet ideas to help maximise your space and add interest to the smallest room in your home.

Storage

With some downstairs toilets as small as 80cm x 140cm, clever storage solutions are vital. If floor space is at a premium, your best bet is either a small corner unit or to use your walls. A mirrored wall cabinet or some sleek shelving is a great way to add storage space while helping to keep the room airy. Alternatively, instead of blocking off the entire wall where the cistern and pipes are storied, create a clever boxed-in cupboard to store your bathroom essentials out of sight.

Wall décor

As we mentioned earlier, the smallest room in your home is the ideal place to experiment with new styles and colours. Add a splash of colour to the area behind your sink with an easy to install PVC wall panel. They’re fully waterproof, wipe clean and have minimal grouting.

Or, if you want to make a statement, why not create a feature wall? From scenic landscapes to mock brick effect panels, stunning PVC panels can help you create a cloakroom that your guests will be in awe of.

Fixtures & fittings

While this may be obvious, a compact toilet and rectangular or corner sink will help you make the most of the space you have. You’ll also need to carefully consider the fittings.

There’s no point choosing an impressive waterfall tap, for instance, if it’s likely to cause spillages when paired with a small basin. Instead, opt for unobtrusive fittings and save bolder designs for the main bathroom. Similarly, you might want to install a mounted heated towel rail instead of a standard radiator.

Lighting

Downstairs toilets often don’t have a window and if they do, it’s probably only small. That’s why it’s crucial to install good lighting to avoid the room looking dingy and uninviting. Spotlights embedded into your ceiling will brighten up the room and give a contemporary finish, without compromising on ceiling height.

Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a great option for areas prone to water splashes. It’s also more hygienic than many of the alternatives, as there’s zero wood content and no grouting which can harbour bacteria and become discoloured over time.

For a small room, try dark flooring with light coloured walls and ceilings to give the illusion of more space. Another option is to use the same colour on the walls and floor to create a seamless look and avoid visually cutting up the room.

Looking for advice?

Whether it’s the floor, walls or ceiling, PVC panels can help you turn even the smallest cloakroom toilet into a stylish and functional room.

If you need some installation tips, our helpful video guides are a great place to start. Or if you’ve got a particular question which isn’t covered in our FAQ section, our specialist team are on hand to help. Simply call on 01709 329117 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

 

How Much Does a New Bathroom Cost?

How Much Does a New Bathroom Cost?

Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in any home. They’re used multiple times every day, and can add serious value to your property. But how much does it cost if you want to overhaul your bathroom and go for something new?

In this post, we’ll breakdown the costs and give you some helpful tips on how to replace your dated bathroom on a budget.

What is the total cost of a new bathroom?

Bathroom suites and installation costs vary greatly depending on the size of the room, the work that needs to be carried out and the time it will take.

According to an independent trade comparison site, the average cost of a basic to mid-range bathroom is anywhere between £2,750 and £6,500 in the UK. For premium ranges and bathrooms which require extensive remodelling, you can expect a price tag of at least £7,000.

Now, we realise that’s a big expense in the short-term. However, a new bathroom is a very worthwhile investment. Not only will it improve the look and feel of your home, but you could also add around 4-5% onto your property’s value.

Cost breakdown & tips

Materials

Typically, a standard bathroom suite will set you back around £1,000. Average mid-range pricing includes:

  • Bath – £200- £400
  • Toilet – £100-£300
  • Basin – £60 – £150
  • Basic mixer shower – £60+
  • Power shower – £250+
  • Shower enclosure – £120 – £300

Generally, this is where you can make the most savings when it comes to a new bathroom. However, if you decide to buy a budget suite, make sure you check the quality and that you choose decent fittings. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying twice as they’ll need replacing shortly after.

Bathroom removal

Before your new bathroom can be installed, the old one needs to be removed. Factoring in labour costs and skip hire, we recommend you budget at least £300 for this. To keep costs down, enlist the help of a friend and rip out the old suite yourselves – just be careful not to damage any pipes!

Tiling

Although a popular option, tiling comes at a premium. Tiles are difficult and time-consuming to install unless you’re highly experienced and if not done properly, you could face damp problems down the line. To get it done right, a professional installer will cost you in the region of £800-£900.

More than you were hoping to pay? PVC wall panels are a great alternative. Fully waterproof and much more budget-friendly, durable bathroom wall panels can be used in showers, as splashbacks or as bath surrounds. You can even find useful how-to videos to learn how to install them yourself.

Labour

Bathroom fitters typically charge a day rate of £150 – £250. While a simple replacement can be done in as little as two days, you might want to consider the additional labour costs of an entire structural redesign. As long as the current layout works for you, it’s probably not worth changing.

Flooring

Interestingly, flooring is often left out of bathroom installation quotes to keep them low. However, a new floor can make a big impact next to a white suite and will finish the room off to a high standard. Vinyl flooring works particularly well in bathrooms as it is hard-wearing, can withstand spillages and is highly slip-resistant.

Ready to get started?

If you want to cut the cost of your new bathroom without compromising one bit on style and quality, Igloo Surfaces is here to help. We stock a range of high-quality PVC panels for bathroom walls, floors and ceilings.

To help you decide which design and colour to go for, you can even get four samples for just £1!  What are you waiting for? Fill out our simple form and start your new bathroom journey today.

 

5 Super Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas

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Want to bring your bathroom up to date? The great news is you don’t need to be a designer to achieve a great finish. Here are six super stylish and easy-to-recreate design ideas to inspire your DIY bathroom makeover.

1. Keep it simple with monochrome

Monochrome has got to be one of the simplest designs out there. It’s timeless and creates real impact. The stark contrast between opposing colours creates a striking look without the need to be garish.

Add drama with a sparkly black feature wall and co-ordinating accessories on a crisp white backdrop. A gloss finish will add depth, mixing contrasting textures to keep things interesting.

2. Take inspiration from nature

If you love the outdoors, why not bring some of the outside in? At Igloo, our authentic wood effect wall panels are a great alternative to expensive panelling. Pair with trailing plants in hanging baskets to really mimic the feeling of showering outdoors amongst nature.

Alternatively, create a scenic feature wall with a stunning landscape wall panel. That way you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your bathtub over and over again.

3. Go modern with sleek greys

Grey bathrooms are very on trend at the moment. They offer a sleek, contemporary feel that is effortlessly sophisticated. This versatile colour is available in a range of different hues and patterns, from soft mottled greys to sharp graphite effect tiling, and works well with any accent colour.

In smaller spaces, use large grey tiles and consider extending the same design across the walls and floor to create the illusion of more space. This works particularly well in stylish modern wet rooms.

4. Create a cool industrial feel

Often seen in city lofts and urban living spaces, exposed brick work harks back to our industrial history and adds character to any room. However, stripping your walls right back requires a lot of work and can make rooms feel cold – not what you want in a bathroom.

Instead, you can recreate this look with authentic brick effect wall panels. Ideal for a feature wall, these 100% waterproof panels are easy to fit and will give your bathroom the wow factor. Pair with copper fittings to add to the vintage aesthetic.

5. Add a touch of class with marble

Marble is known for its high-quality finish and luxury appeal. However, real marble tiles come at a price. To mimic this stylish design in your own bathroom minus the hefty price tag, try our realistic marble effect wall panels.

The distinctive pattern exudes opulence and adds texture to prevent neutral walls looking flat. Pair with warm natural oak-look flooring from our vinyl range, to complete the high-end finish for a fraction of the cost.

Stylish, long-lasting bathroom panels

At Igloo, we supply a range of top quality bathroom wall panels to suit a variety of different tastes. Whatever look you’re going for, we can help you create the bathroom of your dreams without the hassle or expense of traditional tiling.

Need further assistance? Give us a call on 01709 329117 to discuss your project.